On June 4-6, 2024, CARISCA will host the fourth annual Supply Chain Research Summit. The 2023 summit in Accra, Ghana, attracted 688 participants from 41 countries and featured more than 90 presenters.
In 2024, we are moving the summit across the continent to Kenya, to further CARISCA’s vision of becoming a pan-African hub for supply chain education, research and practice.
The 2024 Summit, presented in collaboration with Strathmore University, will again be a hybrid event. The in-person venue is the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill. Attendees and speakers may also participate virtually via Zoom.
This year’s summit will take an in-depth look at how to build resilience in Africa’s supply chains for economic transformation. We invite you to share your research, knowledge and insights by submitting a paper abstract for presentation at the summit.
Proposals for panel sessions and special invited sessions are also welcome.
While Africa’s economy appears promising, the continent is yet to achieve the necessary economic transformations to enhance stability and foster the growth of economic resources. These are necessary for addressing its growing grand social and environmental challenges.
Africa’s economic transformation and development hinges on its attractiveness to global and local businesses. However, several challenges undermine that. The majority of these are related to supply chain disruptions.
Evidence shows that resilient supply chains are vital for the success of businesses and societies. Given the frequent and costly supply chain disruptions in Africa, increased investment in supply chain resilience on the continent is a pressing need.
Current proposals for addressing these issues are primarily at the macro level and often lack solid grounding in theory-validated frameworks that consider micro-level and context-specific variables. Furthermore, while studies on the drivers of supply chain resilience are growing rapidly, research specific to African supply chains remains limited.
Addressing these supply chain resilience themes requires a forum such as the 2024 Supply Chain Research Summit. There, supply chain scholars will brainstorm and share ideas on how Africa’s supply chains can be repositioned to drive the continent’s economic transformation agenda.
The call for papers is now open. We invite and encourage scholarly and policy-based submissions that generate ideas and solutions for enhancing supply chain resilience for economic transformation in Africa.
Theme Track: Africa’s Supply Chain Resilience for Economic Transformation
Track One: General Supply Chains
Track Two: Sectoral Supply Chains
Track Three: Emerging Issues in Global Supply Chains
Track Four: Practitioner and Policy Discourse on African Supply Chains
Call for papers is now closed.
You will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract by April 5.
The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) is a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Arizona State University (ASU) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
CARISCA’s key objective is to support higher education institutions in building the capacity necessary to provide best-in-class degree programs and training, facilitate research translation and utilization, and engage stakeholders in best practices and policy changes that strengthen supply chains.
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